Mental Health Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Student and Registry Services

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 15th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880137
  • Closes: 29th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Mental Health Coordinator post provides information, advice and support to disabled students and prospective students and those who may be affected by wellbeing and/or mental health difficulties. This includes face to face (drop-in sessions and appointments), telephone and email support. The Mental Health Coordinator will identify reasonable adjustments for individual students and liaise with academic and other staff to ensure their needs are disseminated in a confidential manner, as well as promoting the service and leading on wellbeing initiatives throughout the UCL community.

Main purpose of the job is to develop and deliver non-therapeutic support services aimed at enabling study, specifically for students with mental health difficulties at UCL. To provide information and advice to disabled students and prospective disabled students, particularly those with mental health difficulties, to provide information and advice to students with wellbeing needs. In undertaking these responsibilities the post holder will liaise with students, members of staff in UCL academic units and UCL Professional Services divisions, and external organisations.

This post is to provide maternity leave cover until October 2022.

Key Requirements

The candidate should have knowledge of issues relating to student welfare and knowledge of NHS and community support services. The candidate must have an understanding of the UK higher education sector, UK disability legislation and confidentiality (data protection issues). They should have a relevant professional qualification and experience in providing support to students with mental health difficulties, wellbeing needs and disabled students. Experience of working in an environment which involves effective time management and prioritising to meet deadlines and have the ability to work independently as a part of a close knit team where tasks are shared.

They should possess excellent IT, written and spoken communication skills, an organised approach to work with a high standard of accuracy. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to liaise with all types of people. They must have the ability to maintain a calm attitude under pressure, for example when dealing with challenging and stressful situations. They will have experience of supervising and coordinating the work of others; they will have experience of managing a demanding workload.

The post holder is required to complete a DBS check.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact, Chilima Sianyeuka by email

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We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date

29 Nov 2021

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Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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